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Cosmetic Label Review

Product labels not only help your skincare products stand out on the shelves and look great at markets, but they also communicate vital information to your customers.

Cosmetic labelling requirements in Australia can be complex, with at least six different laws and regulations needing to be met.

And with your product labelling being one of the most visible parts of your business, get it wrong and it’s likely you could get caught out.

A Label Review gives you peace of mind that your cosmetic labels are compliant.

I’ll review your cosmetic product labels (and any outer packaging) before you go to print to ensure you don’t waste money on reprinting incorrect labels.

And if you’ve been in business for a while, I can check your existing labels to make sure you're listing all the information you need in the correct place and format.

Whether you’re close to launching your cosmetics business, or already up and running, this service is perfect for you if you want to:

  • Save time - don’t spend hours reading the regulations and reviewing your label to ensure it is compliant
  • Save money - avoid costly reprints by getting your label right the first time
  • Reduce stress -  get comfort knowing you’re compliant from the outset
  • Avoid regulator attention - including warnings or fines from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Therapeutic Goods Association and National Measurement Institute

Your label (and any outer packaging) will be checked for compliance with these Australian laws and regulations:

  • National Measurement Regulations 1999
  •  Trade Practices (Consumer Product Information Standards) (Cosmetics) Regulations 1991
  • Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
  • Therapeutic Goods (Excluded Goods) Determination 2018
  • Industrial Chemicals Act 2019
  • Poisons Standard

The Label Review includes an audit of the most important components of your label.

It will answer the following questions for you:

  • Does the label / outer packaging include all the mandatory information?
  •  Is the mandatory information in the correct format?
  • Are all ingredients listed correctly?
  • Have any therapeutic claims been made on the label?
  • Are the ingredients registered on the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals where required?
  • What changes are needed to make sure the label is compliant?

Please note:

This Label Review service does not include a check for false or misleading claims on the label.
(This requires a full review of supporting documentation and evidence to substantiate claims in a Marketing Claims Review)

This Label Review service covers Australian cosmetic regulations only. 
(If you need a Label Review that covers European Union regulations, contact Sophie from UK-based Cosmetic Label Review Services Limited)


Express Label Review 

I know as a skincare startup, money can be tight – I’ve been there myself. But at the same time I know how important it is to get your labels right from the get-go, to save yourself time and money reprinting incorrect labels. 

That’s why I now offer the Express Label Review option to give you peace of mind your label is compliant at a more affordable price point.

The review is suitable for full-size skincare products with a label affixed to the jar/bottle/container (i.e. where there is no outer packaging or sample/travel-sized products).

What does the Express Label Review include?


During
the review I’ll check:

  • Whether your label contains mandatory information as required by Australian cosmetics regulations 
  •  That the mandatory information is in the correct position and format 
  • That your ingredients listing uses the correct names in the correct order
  • Whether your label contains other recommended information, e.g. for customer safety.

How does it differ from a full Label Review?

The Express Label Review does not check:

  • Outer packaging (e.g. a cardboard box) for compliance
  • Sample/travel-sized product labels for compliance 
  • Whether the label includes any therapeutic claims
  • Whether any warnings are required based on whether your ingredients are listed in the Poisons Standard
  • Whether any imported ingredients are registered on the Australian Inventory of Industrial Chemicals

If you DO want any of the above items checked, I recommend going with the full Label Review rather than the Express Label Review. 

If you’re after an even cheaper DIY option, check out my Cosmetics Labelling Essentials guide – an 18-page guide that includes all the information you need to know to create compliant labels.

The Express Label Review has given me the confidence to move forward with my labels

I was interested in the Express Label Review because I wanted to make sure my labels were compliant. I felt that I had thoroughly researched the requirements and regulations for my labels, but that a review would be valuable to prevent any problems in the future.

The label review service was very quick, which is important because I wasn't held up in getting my products onto the market.

Even though I felt I had thoroughly researched the requirements and regulations of my labels, Jennifer found some corrections.

I would highly recommend the Label Review to other business owners because it has given me the confidence to move forward with my labels, knowing that they are compliant.

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Jodie L Meraki Mai Apothecary

With so many details to consider with labels, this service really ensures we have covered all grounds

As we were just getting started in the skincare business, this was the perfect opportunity to check off labelling compliance from our never ending list of things to do. Initially we were unsure of certain aspects, but Jennifer was great through the entire process of the Express Label Review.

Jennifer was very thorough and gave us recommendations and ideas we hadn’t thought of, on how we could ensure we were complaint.

We feel a lot more confident that we’re on the right path. With Jennifer’s vast knowledge of the industry and legislations, we are at ease now and can continue to focus on making a great product.

We would definitely recommend this. With so many details to consider with labels, this service really ensures we have covered all grounds.

There are so many things to look at in a label! Non-compliance could cost you your business , and this review really helps you get the legalities done and dusted by an expert, so you can do what you do best - creating your products.

Jennifer was super helpful through the entire process and always took time out of her day to respond to our many many questions! Thanks Jennifer!

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Shradha B The Vana Collective

Easy and stress-free label review process

Jennifer made the whole process of our skincare labels easy and stress free.

She was able to assist by making sure we adhered to Australian regulations and gave lots of valuable advice.

We were very happy with the detailed report provided for each label and would highly recommend her if starting a skincare business.

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Jo L Treat Me Skincare

Very good value and I would recommend this service to others

Thank you very much for the detailed and well-explained report. I will be making recommended the changes.

The whole process was very straightforward and expedient, and the report appears to be very professional and provides clear instructions on how to rectify issues which is exactly what it should be.

My overall impression is that it is very good value and I would recommend this service to others.

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Alyona P Love Aly's

You won't regret getting a label review.

I was really concerned that I might have been making therapeutic claims and was doubting what words I could use to pass as a cosmetic. There are a lot of different elements to consider including size of content text.

I loved that Jen advised what we couldn't say and made suggestions on what we could. She provided a solution.

I feel super confident our labels meet the requirements and also speak to the customer well.

I would highly recommend every skincare business has a label review. So many little wins and some big ones and it has made all the difference to our products. Now I can order huge quantities with confidence going forward.

You won't regret getting a label review. Best thing we have done is doing the label review and e-commerce audit.

I highly recommend Jen to everyone. Extremely thorough, informative and very helpful.

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Tanya S Beetanicals

I feel confident that my US-based product won't get stuck in Australian customs because of any label issues

I wanted to make sure that my US-based product was compliant with Australian regulations and avoid any issues in customs. The label review was all done in a fast manner, it was all explained very clear and it was very easy to move forward.

Thanks to the label review I feel confident that my product won't get stuck in customs because of any issues related to the label, and confident to have my shipment bound to Australia ready because I knew that there won't be any hold ups because of the label.

The label review was a big help and means you don't have to spend hours reading laws to make sure that you are complying with AU regulations.

Jennifer was very detailed on her report, it made this process very simple and easy. I recommend this service 100%.

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Alessandra O Prima Skin

I would absolutely recommend a Label Review - it is a MUST DO for skincare formulators

For peace of mind I decided to engage the services of a professional to perform a product label review to make sure that my skincare product labels were within the required Australian Standards and that all the ingredients in my product were listed by correct INCI and common ingredient names and in the correct order of volume.

The label review was very comprehensive and did require that all certificate of analysis for every ingredient were available in order to provide the correct INCI and common names of each ingredient and where the ingredient had been purchased from. This step is to confirm compliance if you are importing ingredients from overseas.

I am very happy that I have had a professional label review and now have peace of mind that my product labels are compliant. Jennifer was very generous with her time answering my email questions for sometime after supplying the finished label review.

I would absolutely recommend a Label Review - it is a MUST DO for skincare formulators to make sure their labels are compliant before taking a product to market.

Consider making label reviews part of your standard procedures when creating and releasing new products - investing a small amount of money into making sure that your labels are compliant prior to getting them printed could save you a lot of money in the future.

Thanks Jennifer, I really appreciate the help you have provided in the Label Review.

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Tracey H mohi skincare

Just do it! It gives you a sense of clarity and confidence

I wanted to get some clarification to ensure my labels were fit to be printed and exposed to the public.

Being able to do everything online, the process was very quick and easy. I've been able to make changes and I feel confident to go to print.

Jennifer was really helpful - would highly recommend the Label Review. Just do it! It gives you a sense of clarity, and in the long run you'll be saving money instead of doing a label reprint.

Thank you, Jennifer. Your Express Label Review was such an easy process and the report was detailed and gave me much satisfaction to be able to move forward and print labels. Thank you - will definitely use your services again and will recommend to industry colleagues.

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Lena W Organik & Wellness Trading Co. Australia

 How it works

>> Book your Express Label Review or Label Review instantly by paying via the button below

You’ll then receive an email outlining the information to send me for the review.

>> Receive a report on the compliance status of your label

Within 5 business days (or 3 business days for an Express Label Review) of sending your information through, you’ll receive a report with a summary of compliance status for the laws and regulations included in the scope, along with recommendations to achieve and/or improve compliance. Any recommended text changes for the label will also be provided.

EXPRESS LABEL REVIEW

1 x LABEL

$125

  • 1 label reviewed (NOTE: no outer packaging reviewed)
  • Report with detailed recommendations
LABEL REVIEW

1 x PRODUCT

$247

  • 1 product reviewed (inc. outer packaging / sample)
  • Report with detailed recommendations
LABEL REVIEW

3 x PRODUCTS

$494 

  • 3 products reviewed for the price of 2 (save $247)
  • Report with detailed recommendations

If you have any questions about whether the Label Review is right for you, contact me here.

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